Last weekend I got crafty and decided to take inspiration from Jones Design Company’s coffee bag bulletin board – to make my own so that I could take part in the Pinterest Challenge from Young House Love and Bower Power.
Here’s my inspiration pin:
And here’s the materials I started with:
The first step was to take the frame apart and rebuild it so it would fit in a smaller space in our kitchen. I measured the width and then prepared to rebuild. Once I had the pieces cut (I used a small handsaw), I re-glued the corners with Ecoglue. I left the resized frame out to dry overnight.
The corners that I cut were not perfect, so on Sunday I spackled the holes. To add support, I used small tacks to attach cardboard corners to the back of the frame.
I built the corkboard itself with a piece of cardboard and cork from Target (for about $6). I cut the cork to fit the cardboard. I originally bought the feed sack off of eBay for about $14; I was drawn to it because of the word Producer (I’m a web producer), and because it’s from Minnesota (where I lived as a kiddo), and it to matches the colors we’re working with in the kitchen. I laid the feedsack out to see how it would line up in the frame, and then cut it up the back so I could center the writing on the corkboard. To attach it to the board, I first pinned and then taped it down.
Lastly, I painted the frame. It started as a bright white, and I initially thought a yellow might work. Yellow clashed with the feed sack so I pulled out some green paint that we’d gotten as part of a promo at Ace Hardware.
And here’s the finished product! I love how the frame color plays off the green in the feed sack. It’s a fresh take on the Jones Company original, and isn’t it funny that both of the sacks come from the Great Lakes?
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